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Karalyn Violeta, LMSW believes that therapy is for everyone, and that it should be a source of support, empowerment, and affirmation. Karalyn specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trauma, and ADD/ADHD in both adults and children. Karalyn also has over 6 years of specialized training and expertise in working with transgender, gender-diverse, queer, lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth and adults. 

Karalyn takes a holistic and humanistic approach, relating to clients as unique individuals with their own experiences, desires, and history. She customizes therapy to create a treatment approach that works for her clients.  Her training is in both psychodynamic psychotherapy and evidence-based methods such as cognitive behavioral, cognitive processing, and mindfulness-based therapies. Within her work with children and adolescents she also incorporates cognitive behavioral and dynamic play-oriented approaches to address difficulties with mood, behavior, and motivation. 

Education: 
She competed her Bachelor's in Psychology at CUNY Brooklyn College, and her Master of Social Work degree at New York University.

Trainings and Certifications:

  • University of Buffalo, Trauma Foundation certificate program (specific courses include Trauma-informed Treatment; Trauma and Shame; Trauma, PTSD and Traumatic Grief)
  • Philadelphia Transgender Health Conference (2010 - 2016); Mental Health Provider Track
  • PESI, Working with High-Conflict Couples (2015)
  • ICP, Creating Attunement in Our Relationships Through Awareness and Feedback Modalities: Integrating Bio-technology Techniques with Mental Health Counseling (2016)
  • Adjunct faculty, Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Service (2015-present)
  • SIFI certified field instructor (2013)
  • Peer reviewer for state and federal grant programs (2015-present)
  • Candidate in ICP's Psychotherapy Center for Gender & Sexuality (3 year institute program)
  • Reservist for the New York City Mental Health Reserve Corps since 2012.

Recent Presentations: 

Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy's 2016 Trans+Sexuality Symposium: Integration of Desire, Sexual Orientation, and Female Embodiment in a Transgender Woman Previously Diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder: A Case Study (conference paper)